Director, Rapid Response Unit
- Results for America
- Location Flexible – Must be based in the US
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|Results for America (RFA) is the leading national nonprofit organization helping policymakers at all levels of government harness the power of evidence and data to solve the world’s greatest challenges. Our mission is to make investing in what works the “new normal” so that one day, all government leaders use rigorous evidence and quality data to inform important policy and funding decisions. We believe that data-driven and evidence-based policy decisions could significantly increase the impact of the over $1 trillion that governments spend annually to advance economic mobility and racial equity.
The key hire on this new team is the Director, who will co-develop an operating model for the unit, build and manage the team to execute on that model, and lead the more significant projects within the pipeline. Across all these efforts, the Director will be guided by a commitment to RFA’s ultimate goal of “lives changed and dollars shifted.”
The Director, Rapid Response Unit (RRU) will report to the EVP and Chief Impact Officer.
Founded in 2012, RFA spent its first three years partnering with policy innovators to build the credibility of evidence-based policymaking, securing early and important wins in education, expanding its work to multiple levels of government and driving awareness and demand through carefully orchestrated education and communication campaigns.
During its second phase (2015-2018), RFA worked to demonstrate the power of evidence-based policymaking in ways that resonate with an even broader universe of elected officials and policymakers.
Now in its third phase of work, RFA intends to demonstrate that governments at all levels can make faster, more lasting progress in accelerating economic mobility for residents when they use evidence and data in decision-making. By creating specific issue-area wins, RFA will further cement support for evidence-based policymaking among all policymakers as the “new normal.”
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES & IMPACT
During the first year, duties for this position will include, but not be limited to, the following:
Build and Manage RRU Operating Model [15%]
Refine and Implement a “Request for Resources Process” [10%]
Project Advisory Support, Oversight, and Management [50%]
Team Management [25%]
All RFA employees are expected to participate in the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts.
QUALIFICATIONS, TECHNICAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
Education and Professional Background
SALARY & BENEFITS
At Results for America, all staff members currently receive a compensation package that includes:
This is a full-time, exempt position.
More information about Results for America may be found at: results4america.org
We are partnering with Allison Kupfer Poteet and Rachel Burgoyne of the national talent consulting and search firm NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.
RFA is an equal opportunity employer that values/celebrates diversity and that follows a policy of making all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, partnership status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, disability, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses or stalking, military status, veteran status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.